Daytona Beach Violent Crime Lawyer
A violent crime or crime of violence is a crime in which an offender uses or threatens force upon a victim. This entails both crimes in which the violent act is the objective, such as murder, as well as crimes in which violence is the means to an end.
There are many different violent crimes. These crimes can range in severity from misdemeanor to felonies. Regardless of the level of the offense, the consequences of a conviction can be catastrophic for your future. It is absolutely necessary to hire the right attorney to defend you in your case.
The Daytona Beach violent crime lawyers at Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A., have the knowledge, skill and experience to protect your rights and successfully fight your case. We can talk with you about the consequences you face after an arrest for an allegedly violent crime. We can help you understand your options and take steps to protect your rights.
Generally, assault is the most common type of violent crime. If you have been charged with assault or another violent crime, you will face serious criminal penalties, including fines, probation and possible jail or prison time. You want a Florida assault attorney who can protect your rights and interests and minimize the consequences. Your best defense for these types of crimes is to hire an experienced Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney as early as possible in the criminal process to help you negotiate the terms of your surrender and bond, and fight for you during the period after your arrest.
While it is impossible to predict the future, we can promise that we will do everything possible within the bounds of the law to obtain the best possible results for you. We defend people accused of violent crimes, including:
- Assaults with deadly weapon
- Sexual crimes, including rape and sexual battery
- Gang enhancements to violent crimes
- Domestic violence
- Armed robbery
- Aggravated assault
- Capital murder
- Sexual assault
- Attempted murder
Unfortunately, too many people are coerced into signing a confession for these crimes because police make them believe they have a better chance for minimizing penalties. Always talk to a criminal defense attorney before giving away information. Our Daytona Beach assault attorneys are skilled trial lawyers who will counsel and advise you on the best course of action.
Penalties for Violent Crimes in Florida
According to Fla. Stat. §§ 775.082 and 775.083, the penalties for violent crime offenses in Florida can vary. The penalties listed in the Florida Statutes are the statutory minimum penalties, and can increase or have mandatory minimum sentences depending on the offense, the victim, where the offense occurred, whether a weapon was used during the commission of the offense, and whether the offender has a previous criminal conviction.
- A misdemeanor of the second degree can result in a jail sentence up to 60 days and/or a fine up to $500.
- A misdemeanor of the first degree offense can lead to a jail sentence up to one year and/or a fine not more than $1,000.
- A conviction for a felony of the third degree can result in a prison sentence up to five years and/or a fine not more than $5,000.
- Felonies of the second degree can lead to a prison sentence up to 15 years and/or a fine not in excess of $10,000.
- A conviction for a felony of the first degree offense can lead to a prison sentence up to 30 years or life and/or a fine up to $10,000.
As with all criminal charges, taking decisive action is key. We will work directly with you to build the strongest possible case to protect your rights and future. We are veterans in the court, and if there is any weakness in the prosecution’s case, we are ready to protect your interests in trial.
Contact Our Daytona Beach Violent Crime Lawyers Today
In violent crime cases, you will need an experienced attorney who has helped others in similar circumstances. Now or in the future, if you are accused of a violent crime in Florida, whether or not you are guilty, you will need to consult with one of the experienced Daytona Beach violent crimes lawyers at Bundza & Rodriguez, P. A. Contact our office today at 866-785-5470 for a free initial legal consultation